Parliamentary Service (Continuation of Interim Meaning of Funding for Parliamentary Purposes) Act 2009

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  • Parliamentary Service (Continuation of Interim Meaning of Funding for Parliamentary Purposes) Act 2009: expired, on 1 January 2011, by clause 5.

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Parliamentary Service (Continuation of Interim Meaning of Funding for Parliamentary Purposes) Act 2009

Public Act2009 No 18
Date of assent25 June 2009
Commencementsee section 2
  • Parliamentary Service (Continuation of Interim Meaning of Funding for Parliamentary Purposes) Act 2009: expired, on 1 January 2011, by section 5.


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

This Act is administered by the Parliamentary Service.


The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Parliamentary Service (Continuation of Interim Meaning of Funding for Parliamentary Purposes) Act 2009.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on 2 July 2009.

3 Interpretation
  • In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms Estimates, other expenses, and Supplementary Estimates have the same meaning as in the Public Finance Act 1989.

4 Interim meaning of funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes
  • (1) In the Parliamentary Service Act 2000, funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes includes funding for all or any of the following purposes:

    • (a) the performance by a member of Parliament of his or her role and functions as a member of Parliament:

    • (b) the performance by a recognised party (within the meaning of that Act) of its role and functions as a recognised party:

    • (c) the provision of travel, accommodation, and attendance services in accordance with any determination made by the Speaker of the House of Representatives under section 20A of the Civil List Act 1979, or any direction given by the Speaker of the House of Representatives under the Parliamentary Service Act 2000:

    • (d) the provision of communications services (other than services including electioneering) in accordance with any determination made by the Speaker of the House of Representatives under section 20A of the Civil List Act 1979, or any direction given by the Speaker of the House of Representatives under the Parliamentary Service Act 2000:

    • (e) the provision of services and resources to support electoral candidates to whom section 9C of the Parliamentary Service Act 2000 applies in accordance with directions given by the Speaker under section 9B of that Act:

    • (f) the provision of benefits or privileges of a specified kind for former members of Parliament and members of their families in accordance with an appropriation by Parliament of money for that purpose.

    (2) However, despite subsection (1)(c) and (d), funding entitlements for parliamentary purposes does not include funding for the provision of travel, accommodation, and communications services in accordance with any determination made by the Speaker of the House of Representatives under section 20A of the Civil List Act 1979 in respect of members of Parliament participating in the official inter-parliamentary travel programme.

    (3) In subsection (1)(d), electioneering means any communication that explicitly—

    • (a) seeks support for the election of a particular person or people; or

    • (b) seeks support for the casting of a party vote for a particular political party or political parties; or

    • (c) encourages any person to become a member of a particular political party or political parties; or

    • (d) solicits subscriptions or other financial support.

    (4) The following must, as far as possible, be interpreted consistently with subsections (1) to (3):

    • (a) all determinations made under section 20A of the Civil List Act 1979:

    • (c) the scope of each category of non-departmental other expenses in Vote Parliamentary Service as stated in the Estimates or the Supplementary Estimates to the extent that the category of non-departmental other expenses relates to—

      • (i) members' communications; or

      • (ii) member support; or

      • (iii) party and member support funding of any party; or

      • (iv) travel of members and others:

    • (d) the scope of each category of non-departmental other expenses in Vote Parliamentary Service as stated in the Estimates or the Supplementary Estimates to the extent that the category of non-departmental other expenses replaces 1 or more of the categories listed in paragraph (c).

5 Expiry
  • This Act expires with the close of 31 December 2010.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2Status of reprints

  • 3How reprints are prepared

  • 4Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989

  • 5List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is a reprint of the Parliamentary Service (Continuation of Interim Meaning of Funding for Parliamentary Purposes) Act 2009. The reprint incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 1 January 2011, as specified in the list of amendments at the end of these notes.

    Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions that cannot be compiled in the reprint are also included, after the principal enactment, in chronological order. For more information, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/reprints/ .

2 Status of reprints
  • Under section 16D of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, reprints are presumed to correctly state, as at the date of the reprint, the law enacted by the principal enactment and by the amendments to that enactment. This presumption applies even though editorial changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in the reprint.

    This presumption may be rebutted by producing the official volumes of statutes or statutory regulations in which the principal enactment and its amendments are contained.

3 How reprints are prepared
  • A number of editorial conventions are followed in the preparation of reprints. For example, the enacting words are not included in Acts, and provisions that are repealed or revoked are omitted. For a detailed list of the editorial conventions, see http://www.pco.parliament.govt.nz/editorial-conventions/ or Part 8 of the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force.

4 Changes made under section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989
  • Section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 authorises the making of editorial changes in a reprint as set out in sections 17D and 17E of that Act so that, to the extent permitted, the format and style of the reprinted enactment is consistent with current legislative drafting practice. Changes that would alter the effect of the legislation are not permitted.

    A new format of legislation was introduced on 1 January 2000. Changes to legislative drafting style have also been made since 1997, and are ongoing. To the extent permitted by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989, all legislation reprinted after 1 January 2000 is in the new format for legislation and reflects current drafting practice at the time of the reprint.

    In outline, the editorial changes made in reprints under the authority of section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 are set out below, and they have been applied, where relevant, in the preparation of this reprint:

    • omission of unnecessary referential words (such as of this section and of this Act)

    • typeface and type size (Times Roman, generally in 11.5 point)

    • layout of provisions, including:

      • indentation

      • position of section headings (eg, the number and heading now appear above the section)

    • format of definitions (eg, the defined term now appears in bold type, without quotation marks)

    • format of dates (eg, a date formerly expressed as the 1st day of January 1999 is now expressed as 1 January 1999)

    • position of the date of assent (it now appears on the front page of each Act)

    • punctuation (eg, colons are not used after definitions)

    • Parts numbered with roman numerals are replaced with arabic numerals, and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • case and appearance of letters and words, including:

      • format of headings (eg, headings where each word formerly appeared with an initial capital letter followed by small capital letters are amended so that the heading appears in bold, with only the first word (and any proper nouns) appearing with an initial capital letter)

      • small capital letters in section and subsection references are now capital letters

    • schedules are renumbered (eg, Schedule 1 replaces First Schedule), and all cross-references are changed accordingly

    • running heads (the information that appears at the top of each page)

    • format of two-column schedules of consequential amendments, and schedules of repeals (eg, they are rearranged into alphabetical order, rather than chronological).

5 List of amendments incorporated in this reprint (most recent first)
  • Parliamentary Service (Continuation of Interim Meaning of Funding for Parliamentary Purposes) Act 2009 (2009 No 18): section 5